NileGuide Expert Says:
Best hidden gem
Gongti Dongmen 10-11
NileGuide Expert tip:
First find the hotdogs, then find the booze
This little hole-in-the-wall bar offers great cocktails and a decent beer list. Designed like an old American speakeasy, the wall in the back of the hotdog shop can be slid away to reveal the classy bar within. This experience alone makes it worth a visit. Plus, the excellent location near the Worker's Stadium means this bar will get rocked with traffic during Beijing Guo'an (football) games all season.
Cocktails are decently mixed and mastered by an expat American bartender and manager who takes pride in revealing the unique and the not-so-normal in his drinks. Everything from drinks made in a giant buddha to a special twist on the old gin and tonic.
Don't miss this speakeasy in modern Beijing for a great taste of decent cocktails and a bit of adventure and fun.